The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on black Americans. They are more likely to have underlying health conditions that make them more vulnerable to the disease. Black people are less likely to have regular health insurance and have lower access to testing. In addition, they are likely to experience more severe complications from the infection.
Join us for a webinar that will examine the racism inherent in our health care system, the societal factors that impact the health of black Americans, how and why this leads to racial disparities in health outcomes of people with COVID-19, and then focus on solutions and actions that can be taken now and in the future.
Friday, May 22, 2020 • 12:30 PM CT via Zoom
Speakers include (Click on names to see bios):
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the College of Public Health, University of Georgia
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Houston College of Medicine
Director of Area Agency on Aging of East Texas
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Nursing
Presented by the Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long-Term Care, represented by:
Research Scientist, Seton Healthcare Family